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Berglund, Len

Lenard “Len” Berglund, educated in local Southern California schools began his early musical training with studies in piano, violin, French horn and finally settled into vocal studies as his primary performing instrument. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Choral Music Education from California State University, Fullerton and followed that with a Master of Arts in Music from California State University, Los Angeles. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music from the University of Southern California, where his primary areas of study were Choral and Instrumental Conducting, Music History, and Church Music. Active as a professional chorister throughout his career, Dr. Berglund has been a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (tenor) since 1981, recently retiring after 27 years singing under the leadership of Roger Wagner, John Currie, Paul Salamunovich and current music director Grant Gershon. He has served as Director of Music Ministry at Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church (CA), California Heights United Methodist Church, Long Beach, and First Friends Church (Quaker), Whittier. Dr. Berglund also served on staff and as Music Coordinator for the Los Angeles branch of Augsburg Fortress Press. When not actively pursuing musical experiences as a singer or conductor, he can be found working in the Department of Preventive Medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine, Cancer Surveillance Program.

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